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Who do you think is/was the most beautiful filmstar whose look/style you liked best?

(83 Posts)
ZZZenAgain Mon 11-Jul-11 22:18:26

I think maybe the Austrian born Hedy Lamarr . You can't see in these black and white shots that she has green eyes but the contrast green eyes, black hair I think is lovely. Also despite the heavy dark lipstick they wore in those days I think there is something quite modern and natural about her, more so when she moves than in still shots.

[[]Hedy Lamarr]

So: whose look do you like? Link to a photo you like of that person.

ZZZenAgain Mon 11-Jul-11 22:19:33


Hedy Lamarr

hester Mon 11-Jul-11 22:19:57

It's a toss-up between Ava Gardner and Ingrid Bergman.

ZZZenAgain Mon 11-Jul-11 22:20:51

totally different look those two

noddyholder Mon 11-Jul-11 22:23:19


BelleDameSansMerci Mon 11-Jul-11 22:24:17

Hedy Lamarr was stunning... As was Merle Oberon.

The film star I think most beautiful was Marilyn Monroe. She was just luminous. This picture was taken on the set of her last, unfinished, film.

I like the photos that are less staged/obvious. She was a very complex woman and, despite her image, was one of the first women to have her own production company and to fight back against Hollywood "system".

BelleDameSansMerci Mon 11-Jul-11 22:25:28

Ava Gardner - also stunning. Now, I'd be very happy to look like that!

Empusa Mon 11-Jul-11 22:33:26

So so many.

Monroe obviously, Louise Brooks, Rita Hayworth, Pola Negri, Gene Tierney.. I can't pick just one!

CaveMum Mon 11-Jul-11 22:35:52

The National Portrait Gallery has an exhibition of old Hollywood photos on at the moment called Glamour of the Gods.

The BBC had some of the photos up lady week:

Elizabeth Taylor, Vivian Leigh et al. So very very envy

CaveMum Mon 11-Jul-11 22:36:31

Sorry, that link should be here

Empusa Mon 11-Jul-11 22:36:51

I should be going to see that with DH for our wedding anniversary grin

ZZZenAgain Mon 11-Jul-11 22:38:30

what about the cool blonde types? I also like their elegant, controlled look but I think a bit less
Grace Kelly

Tippi Hedren

Catherine Deneuve is another cool blonde but too cool for me. Of course she is beautiful but I always found something strange in the detached manner of her acting

Awomancalledhorse Mon 11-Jul-11 22:38:55

Linda Darnell!
Empusa has good taste in well styled ladyfolk.

mo3d Mon 11-Jul-11 22:40:16

Aubrey Hepburn

Empusa Mon 11-Jul-11 22:42:08

I'm ever so slightly obsessed with the 20's through to 50's. blush

Watched Gilda the other day, I could spend all day watching old films!

said Mon 11-Jul-11 22:42:39

Nastassja Kinski

Enraha Mon 11-Jul-11 22:43:33

Lauren Bacall. Great trousers!

ZZZenAgain Mon 11-Jul-11 22:44:38

I'm a 20s early 30s freak. Love the whole style - cars, furniture, clothes. Only thing I really don't like is that fashion they had of putting lipstick on only a part of your mouth so it looks a bit like a bird's beak. Not sure if anyone knows what I mean...

Empusa Mon 11-Jul-11 22:45:30

Very true, I don't think I've ever seen anyone make trousers look as glamorous as Bacall did!

ZZZenAgain Mon 11-Jul-11 22:46:14

I really like Lauren Bacall, she seems such a good sort but I don't think I personally find her really beautiful. Elisabeth Taylor when she was young. She was stunning already in National Velvet with those amazing eyes. Even more so than Vivien Leigh I thought.

ZZZenAgain Mon 11-Jul-11 22:48:09

dh really likes Gina Lolabrigida
Gina Lolabrigida

I love her in Buonasera Mrs Campbell

bibbitybobbityhat Mon 11-Jul-11 22:49:15

Audrey Hepburn

KaraToytown Mon 11-Jul-11 22:49:40

Can't do a link from Ipod but I vote for Cyd Charisse. Stunningly beautiful woman.

Empusa Mon 11-Jul-11 22:50:08

zzenagain I love that way of wear lipstick. But then it actually suits me, so I'm biased.

I assume you mean like the always wonderful Clara Bow?

ZZZenAgain Mon 11-Jul-11 22:52:07

various cc

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